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Trackpad as scroll wheel tip!

Thomas Holm
Booster
I may be a moron, but I haven't noticed this before.

Today I had to work with the MBP without a mouse. By accident, I discovered a MacOSX function I wasn't aware of:

If you move around two fingers simultaneously (as a pair) on the track pad, you get the function of the scroll wheel. No extra ctrls or cmds involved. And this works in all windows in Archicad too! So I can quickly zoom away as I like even without the mouse!
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Eduardo Rolon
Moderator
…and you can define under the keyboard preferences that if you place 2 fingers on the pad and click it is the equivalent of a ctrl+click / right click.
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Dwight
Newcomer
That feature is at least three years old. They made a big deal of it at first but it became commonplace. Along the lines of when television was first introduced in the 1950's and a news person said "We are working hard on sending the colors, too" I understand they are working on getting the track pad to work with three fingers, and also to recognize sign language.
Dwight Atkinson
gpowless
Advocate
I'd be happy if Microsoft could modify Vista to recognize one finger......
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Eduardo Rolon
Moderator
the middle one?
Eduardo Rolón AIA NCARB
AC27 US/INT -> AC08

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Rod Jurich
Contributor
ejrolon wrote:
the middle one?
Rod Jurich
AC4.55 - AC14 INT (4204) |  | OBJECTiVE |
__archiben
Booster
Thomas wrote:
If you move around two fingers simultaneously (as a pair) on the track pad, you get the function of the scroll wheel. No extra ctrls or cmds involved. And this works in all windows in Archicad too! So I can quickly zoom away as I like even without the mouse!
yep - and you can scroll sideways using it as well by moving the fingers horizontally . . . if the app isn't written to take advantage of sideways scrolling, hold SHIFT - it'll force scroll sideways. (that goes for a mousewheel too)

by far the most useful though is the two-fingered click for context menu.
ejrolon wrote:
the middle one?
nice!

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Rod Jurich
Contributor
~/archiben wrote:
/... . . if the app isn't written to take advantage of sideways scrolling, hold SHIFT - it'll force scroll sideways. (that goes for a mousewheel too)/.....
Thanks Ben, you aren't just a pretty face
Rod Jurich
AC4.55 - AC14 INT (4204) |  | OBJECTiVE |
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